Thomas Demand

1964 (Munich)
Living in : Berlin
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The artist (born 1964 in Munich) has spent much of the last three decades exploring the interweaving of history, images and architectural forms. In his large-format photographic objects, history is presented as a facsimile, as banal as it is disturbing, of media episodes that we never quite recognize.

The key to Thomas Demand's work lies in the feedback loop formed by the actual histories we inhabit, the photographic documents borrowed from the media, the sculptures that recreate them, and their recirculation in our world via these disturbing para-photographic versions.

Artist's issues

Issue 105

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